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Business notes for July 28, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Paradigm Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. of Hooksett recently acquired Sensible Plumbing & Heating of Goffstown. U.S. Cellular will donate $1 million to teachers’ classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program, in collaboration with DonorsChoose.org. To participate, New Hampshire teachers must affiliate with U.S. Cellular at DonorsChoose.org and post their classroom needs between Aug. 11 and Sept. 21. For more information about the program, visit uscellular.com. Special Olympics … 0

Business people for July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Ann dipold of Bow and Julia Wagner of Concord recently joined the staff of Better Homes & Gardens/The Masiello Group Concord. Michael Gilbert was recently appointed to the Catholic Charities New Hampshire board of trustees. Gilbert is a gastroenterologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Concord. Brian Grip was recently appointed to the Catholic Charities New … 0

Local 2015 associates of Leadership New Hampshire

Monday, July 28, 2014

Leadership New Hampshire recently announced its Class of 2015, which includes 39 associates from across the state who will participate in the 10-month program. The organization’s mission is to build a community of informed and engaged leaders. The local associates for 2015 include: Edward Cherian of Boscawmen, development director at Iberdrola Renewables, LLC; Donald Shepard of Bow, council executive of Daniel Webster Council … 0

Nathan Weschsler & Co. promotes five staff members

Monday, July 28, 2014

Nathan Wechsler & Co. recently promoted five employees. Melissa Biron of Weare was promoted to manager; Ashley Davidson of Hooksett was promoted to supervising senior; and Stacy Lyons of Manchester, Matthew Nadeau of Concord and Jennifer Plumpton of Portsmouth were promoted to senior. The firm has locations in … 0

Higher wages signaled by more U.S. employees quitting

Monday, July 28, 2014

If someone at your workplace recently quit, you may be poised for a raise. With more Americans voluntarily leaving their jobs and confidence about business conditions improving, wages could increase amid this labor-market turnover. More than 2.5 million U.S. workers resigned in May, a 15 percent increase from … 1

Fancy management systems won’t fix bad managers

Sunday, July 27, 2014

In violation of my long-standing “only watch TV” rule, I read an article recently about how Zappos is adopting a management structure known as holacracy. I was hoping this structure somehow involved holograms, which would be awesome, but instead it’s a flat organizational structure in which, according to … 1

Renovation, restoration of Gerrish Depot planned

Saturday, July 26, 2014

These days, the old Gerrish Depot station in Boscawen isn’t much to look at. The dilapidated wooden building on Daniel Webster Highway, built in the mid-1800s, has been seldom used since the last Northern Railroad train rolled through … 0

40-hour week a distant memory, survey finds

Saturday, July 26, 2014

When was the last time you worked a 40-hour week? Thought so. The time-honored 40-hour, 9-to-5 workweek is a thing of the past, according to a survey conducted for Atlanta-based Premiere Global Services Inc. The “Take Back 60” study found that 88 percent of the 617 respondents who … 0

Become a .guru in the new internet

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The internet is quietly exploding. More than 300 new top-level domains – the extension of the internet address after the dot, such as .com or .net – were created in recent months by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, including .services, .vodka and .WTF. ICANN, the … 0

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fast-food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread … 2

House votes to limit tax credit for immigrants

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The House passed a bill yesterday that would gradually increase the popular child tax credit and make it available to more families with higher incomes. However, millions of low-income families would lose the $1,000-a-child credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Obama are set to expire. The … 1

Farmers markets, local stores benefit from Market Basket shortages

Friday, July 25, 2014

Whether motivated by zeal for Arthur T. Demoulas or just plain desperation, Market Basket shoppers are increasingly turning to farmers markets, independent stores and competing chains as the prolonged dispute drags on. Stacey Cooper, an employee at the … 6

Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg visits Concord tech business to promote reauthorization

Thursday, July 24, 2014

In a perfect world, America wouldn’t need the federal Export-Import Bank, Chairman Fred Hochberg said yesterday. “But I haven’t found that perfect world yet. We don’t live in that perfect world and U.S. companies . . . face intense foreign competition backed by their own governments. And if … 2